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Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
child rapist learned his fate Wednesday in Ottawa County. Frederick Harder was
sentenced to 40 years in prison.
was charged with 37 counts of rape involving a minor. Police say this has been
a tough case for them to deal with, but they're glad justice has finally been
case was nightmarish," said Det. Sgt. Corbin Carpenter of the Port Clinton
Police. "I would not wish anybody to have to investigate a case like this."
Carpenter says it was a relief for both police and the victim, now a young
woman, to see Harder sentenced.
was happy to be involved and assist the victim in holding him accountable for
what he did," Carpenter said. "I just wish the penalty could have been a little
was glad the judge disregarded the state recommendation of 30 years in prison
and went for the maximum 40 years, but Carpenter feels life in prison would
have been fair.
was arrested in November of 2012 after a woman found disturbing images of child
pornography in a box of books purchased at an auction in Port Clinton.
Officials were able to trace the photos to Harder.
say a picture paints a thousand words, and I think that was pivotal in getting
the plea agreement without having to go to trial and without having to put the
victim up on the stand," Carpenter said.
pleaded guilty to four of the original charges. He will be eligible for parole
in 20 years.